The Gregs of Styal by Mary B Rose

The Gregs of Styal by Mary B Rose is a short book I read about the owners of Quarry Bank Mill, for an university assignment I’m doing. The book is interesting, but I don’t think many would be interested in it, especially as it was published in 1978 and it’s not in print any more, hence hard to get a hand on a copy.

The Gregs of Styal by Mary B Rose

I liked the book a lot, it is balanced and very well written, with a lot of primary sources incorporated and comparisons with other mills were included too.

The Gregs of Styal by Mary B Rose

Details about the picture: picture taken at the library
My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: yes
Published by: Quarry Bank Mill Development Trust
Year it was published: 1978
Format: Hardcover
Genre(s): History
Pages: 169

About the author: A historian who researched about Quarry Bank Mill.
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4 thoughts on “The Gregs of Styal by Mary B Rose”

    • I am enjoying this kind of assignment as we can engage with a subject or a field of work that we might be interested in. It’s also so interesting to research and write, especially as I need to go to the archive, which is a bonus for a historian. 🙂

    • There are some booklets in the shop, but they are commercial, not scholarly like this one. Of course commercial books are really good, as they offer the visitors some interesting stories and lots of wonderful pictures. There is a lot of information on the mill’s page and to visit it one needs about 4 hours. There are 3 buildings: the mill, the house where the children were (guided tour of 45 minutes), and the owner’s house. Besides, there is a beautiful garden and gift shops and tearooms. It is great for a day out, well worth visiting.

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